09 September 1653 (S.R.II, 1.429 CLIO)
- Master Mosely Entred also . . . the severall playes following . . xxs vjd
- Henry the first, & Hen: the 2d, by Shakespeare & Davenport.
"Duke Humphrey" appears as the 5th play noted by John Warburton (1682-1759) in his list of the unprinted MS plays allegedly in his collection until destroyed by Warburton’s cook (Greg, "The Bakings of Betsy" 231):
- The Honr. Loves by Will. Rowley
- Henry ye 1st. by Will. Shakespeare & Rob. Davenport
- The fair favourit
- Minervas Sacrifise Phill. Masenger
- Duke Humphery Will. Shakespear
See the full list from British Library Lansdowne MS. 807 here.
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In the context of Moseley's entries, Gary Taylor refers to "Henry I" and "Henry II" as if a single play: "The 1653 entry also attributes to Shakespeare The Merry Devil of Edmonton (as did Charles I), and to Shakespeare and Davenport the lost Henry the First and Henry the Second, which Davenport wrote or adapted in the 1620s..." (20, n43).
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